Residency Listing

Department of Pharmacy
3801 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807
Code: 64017
NMS Code: 682252
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Critical Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Karrie L. Derenski, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCCCP, CNSC
(417) 269-5118
Fax: (417) 269-7182
Director of Pharmacy: Louis C. Kynard, Pharm.D., MBA
(417) 269-5193
Fax: (417) 269-5238
Program Contact: Karrie L. Derenski, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCCCP, CNSC
(417) 269-5118
Fax: (417) 269-7182
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 1/7/2019
Estimated Stipend: 52550
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

This 12-month ASHP-accredited program builds upon the broad-based competencies achieved in a PGY1 pharmacy residency. This program prepares residents to function independently in the therapeutic management of patients admitted to intensive care units and various other aspects of direct patient care including nutrition support and emergency medicine. During the residency, pharmacists develop leadership, practice management skills, and gain experience in educating health care professionals, students and patients. Residents learn to integrate their knowledge of drug delivery and patient care to optimize and ensure a safe and cost effective medication use system. The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is located Cox Medical Center South, a Level I trauma center serving southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, with approximately 75 adult critical care beds. Residents participate in case conferences, guideline reviews, a leadership book club, a grand round presentation, teaching, research, and writing.

Training Experience

  • Participation in all critical care operational and clinical activities
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Involvement in critical care case presentations and critical care guideline reviews
  • Grand rounds presentation
  • Provision of pharmacy education to medical, nursing and/or pharmacy staff
  • Mastery of mandatory critical care topics
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certification and code attendance


Core (Required) 

  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Medical Intensive Care 
  • Neuro-trauma Intensive Care 
  • Metabolic Support 
  • Research Project
  • Medication Safety
  • Staffing


  • Infectious Disease
  • Cardiology
  • Trauma Services 
  • Intensive Care Unit-Focused Diabetes Care 
  • Nephrology 
  • Intensive Care Unit-Focused Infectious Diseases

Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City is also offered

Fringe Benefits:   The resident receives health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, discount meals and professional travel reimbursement.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Graduation from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, ASHP Accredited PGY1 Residency completion, eligibility for licensure in Missouri, Medication Therapy Services Certification through the state of Missouri.

Training Site Type: Critical Care (Adult), Level 1 Trauma Center
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Community Health System
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 80
Non-Professional Staff: 80
Number of Medical Centers: 5
Total Beds: 1000
Average Daily Census: 600
Site Special Features:   

CoxHealth is the region's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving a population of 900,000 in a 25-county service area. Our five-hospital organization has facilities in Springfield, Monett and Branson, and more than 80 physician clinics in the region. Each facility offers a caring, highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment to meet our patients' health care needs.